King’s Day, also known as the Dutch National Day celebration, marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander on 27th April. Ajax Academy Dubai, Sharjah FC, and Ajax Amsterdam, were invited on March 29th by Dutch Ambassador to the UAE, Lody Embrechts, to celebrate the national day of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The event, held in Abu Dhabi, honored his excellency, H.E. Gilmar Pisas, Prime Minister of Curaçao and Ruisandro Cijntje, Minister of Economic Development of Curaçao. Curacao is one of Ajax Amsterdam’s lead sponsors. The strong bond between Curacao, the Netherlands and Ajax Amsterdam was on display in full during the event.
Sharjah FC technical director Mr. Zelenitsa Charalambos and Sonny Silooy, the Ajax legend, were also in attendance. Ajax Amsterdam and Sharjah FC signed a 6-year partnership to implement the Ajax philosophy in the Sharjah youth academy, organized by George Kazianis.
“It was an honor to meet one of Ajax Amsterdam’s strategic partners and their delegation on such a special day. We are extremely grateful to both H.E. Gilmar Pisas, the Prime Minister of Curaçao, and Ruisandro Cijntje, the Minister of Economic Development of Curaçao, for taking part and we are thrilled to represent the historic club of Ajax in such a joyous occasion. We would also like to thank Lody Embrechts, Dutch Ambassador to the UAE, for his warm hospitality,” George Kazianis, CEO of Ajax Academy Dubai said.
The event was a strong display of the ecosystem Ajax is building in the region, between Sharjah FC, the Dutch Embassy, Ajax Amsterdam, and Ajax Academy Dubai.